Keith Dawkins BW

Keith D. Dawkins, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Dawkins joined Shockwave in May 2019 as Chief Medical Officer. Prior to Shockwave, he served as Global Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President to Boston Scientific Corporation, as well as a member of the Executive Committee from 2012 to 2017. This role followed his time as Chief Medical Officer to the Boston Scientific Cardiology, Rhythm and Vascular Group from 2010 to 2012. He joined Boston Scientific in 2008 as Senior Vice President and Associate Chief Medical Officer of the cardiovascular business.


Earlier in his career, Dr. Dawkins was a practicing interventional cardiologist for more than 20 years in the U.K. He has earned a series of clinical, research and academic distinctions, including a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at Stanford University as a Fulbright Scholar. He served as President of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) and held numerous appointments on hospital, regional and national committees, including the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). He has been an author on more than 750 academic publications and presentations on a variety of cardiac topics.


Dr. Dawkins earned a First Class Honours degree in Pathology at London University and Guy’s Hospital. He trained in cardiology at Oxford and at the Royal Brompton & St. George’s Hospital in London.

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